Dairy Free Date and Carrot Cake

Updated: Jan 30

This is one of my favorite early afternoon sweet treats using only natural sweeteners packed with vitamins and healthy fats. The perfect bite to have alongside a Fresh green juice, Matcha or your favorite cup of Tea or Coffee.


For the Cake:


  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 Cup Raw organic honey

  • 8 pitted dates (soaked and chopped into small pieces)

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 3 cups carrots about 4 medium, grated



Walnuts and sunflower seed butter to decorate (optional)



Instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and coat a round spring pan with coconut oil.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and ginger and set aside.

  3. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, raw honey, and almond milk.

  4. Add the wet to the dry and stir until just incorporated, Fold in the carrots and dates.

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

  6. Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack until the cake reaches room temperature before frosting with seed butter and decorating with walnuts.

Click here to prepare the seed butter




A quick note about coffee :-)


Being more environmentally conscious this year - we have just made the switch from using a coffee pod machine to using an expresso machine with fresh ground coffee at home and I couldn't be happier!


I started reminiscing about travelling to Italy, quite a few moons ago now, during my flight attendant days, when visiting the coffee shops was a regular thing for me! I remember loving Fresh espresso as it has a complex flavour, often quite nutty with a sweet aftertaste. With the pod machines, I found that no matter what brand or strength I was buying, most left me with a bitter aftertaste.


If you're thinking about making the switch there is plenty of choice but here's the link to the De'Longhi Espresso Machine that we went for, happens to be a great deal too!



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